# Python: Functions With Varying Numbers of Parameters

In this lesson, we'll take a look at the `max()` function and see how it works in Python.

Some functions are a little different in that they take a variable number of parameters. And we're not talking about default values. Check out this example:

``````max(1, 10, 3)  # 10
``````

In the above example, the `max()` function finds the maximum value among the passed parameters. To find out how many parameters can be passed to the input, you need to look at the documentation этой функции. Там мы увидим такую конструкцию:

``````max(arg1, arg2, *args[, key])
``````

This means that `max()` takes two or more parameters as input:

``````max(1, -3, 2, 3, 2)  # 3
``````

If the function finds several parameters with the maximum value, then it'll return the very first one.

## Instructions

Calculate the minimum number (not mentally) from 3, 10, 22, -3, 0 - and display it. Use the `min()` function, which works in the same way as `max()`.

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